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NARROW MARGIN

A game of hide and seek and the prize is your life! That’s the deadly and gripping game in NARROW MARGIN.

Gene Hackman plays Robert Caufield, a state prosecutor determined to put a mafia boss behind bars. His star witness is Carol (Anne Archer) but she is unwilling to testify. But that’s the least of his problems because they are trapped on a train travelling through the Canadian wilderness to Los Angeles and two killers are sitting just a seat away! But their problem is that while they know Caufield they don’t know what he looks like!

NARROW MARGIN’s director, Peter Hyams, steadily builds up the layers of tense atmosphere, ratcheting up the suspense of a deadly game of cat and mouse, playing on the claustrophobia aboard the train to keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Gene Hackman delivers yet another top-flight performance as the older man in a suit who still doesn’t look out of place in a car chase or fight. Anne Archer, who was nominated for the Oscar®-, Golden Globes®- and BAFTA-awards for her  erformance as Michael Douglas’ tortured wife in “Fatal Attraction”, plays Carol. 

Genre
Thriller
1989
Director
Peter Hyams
Cast
Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, M. Emmet Walsh, J.T. Walsh, James B. Sikking
Playing Time
97 min.
Languages
English
Production Company
CAROLCO
Peter Hyams
Status
Completed